Taking Your Outdoor Area To A New Level

DURO is the name of the brand new “green” material developed by iDeck to integrate its decking and wall cladding systems in total respect for Mother Nature.

With a definitive shift towards introducing environmentally friendly timber decking systems to the UK market, we are delighted to announce the addition of the iDecking Revolution to the wide range of choices available from Wallbarn highlighted by DURO. Decking allows us to do more of our living outdoors, it is therefore little surprise that they are now one of the most popular features of modern-day homes. They can be a great investment but it takes a level of planning to ensure that your deck is as environmentally friendly as possible, whether you are planning to install it yourself or leave it to a professional contractor.

Developed by iDecking Revolution

Developed by iDecking Revolution, DURO is a brand new material which can be installed both on the EasyClick and EasyChange systems. Boards Environmentally Friendly Timber Decking Systemsare available both with flat or anti-slip grooved surfaces.

Even though its formula is kept as a secret, DURO’s main ingredient is Rice Husk; a by-product in the processing of rice. This husk, when blended together with virgin polymers, makes this an incredibly versatile, strong and durable material.

Looking and feeling completely natural, DURO can be stained or treated for an extra level of protection using any colour available from iDecking. DURO is 100% recyclable, the Eco-Friendly composite material Mother Nature herself would have created.

Other important benefits of DURO?

  • Eco-Friendly – 100% Recyclable
  • Low maintenance
  • Extremely stable and durable
  • Can be treated and/or stained as you like
  • No splinters, barefoot walking is welcome!
  • Weatherproof & Waterproof
  • UV ray resistant
  • Insect and termite proof
  • B1 Class fire resistant

DURO is not the only addition to the iDecking arsenal, there are also 3 other high-quality materials which are helping to revolutionise the UK decking market.

For more details, please click on the links below:

Please Note – Wallbarn has FSC certification, so we are confident that even when providing tropical hardwoods, we are working to the highest standards of sustainability

Decking Boards For DIYers!

The days of needing professionals to install your decking are now over thanks to the iDecking Revolution!

The introduction of the ‘EasyClick’  iDecking system to the UK market has resulted in the speed decking installation up to 5 times faster than usual, making it an easier and safer experience!

For landscapers throughout the UK, we can now offer a product which means no waste of time = no waste of money.

The Best Choice For Decking

With iDeck Systems you can mount composite or wood decking and wall claddings extremely quick using just your feet! Zero screws, 100% eco-friendly, low maintenance, custom colours.

iDeck Revolution is your best choice for your decking, pool decking, composite and wood decking. With our systems you are able to remove one or more decking profiles in any point without using a screwdriver. You can discover that the most innovative, resistant and eco-friendly composite decking is made of rice husk.

Easy Installation Techniques

The ‘EasyClick’ and ‘EasyChange’ offer two different types of hidden decking fixings which enable the quick and easy fittings of your decking boards without having to drill holes in order to ensure that they are well fitted.

The following videos may help you to choose which system will offer the ideal solution for your individual circumstances.

The ‘EasyClick’ System

The ‘EasyChange’ System

Why Is the Installation Time Reduced?

EasyClick is essentially comprised of an understructure “rail system” which comes with pre-installed and pre-spaced patented EasyClick nylon clips. Our patented grooved decking boards are then simply pressed and locked in place.

What are the highlights of EasyClick system?

  • Decking installation up to 5 times faster than traditional deck building
  • Boards require Zero screws, nails or other fasteners
  • Drastic reduction of installation errors
  • “Effortless” installation
  • Doesn’t cause water stagnation
  • Increased structural integrity and strength
  • Self blocking and Self aligning system

EasyChange is comprised of an under-structure which comes with pre-spaced special rotating nylon cams. Decking boards are then locked in place with a simple turn of the EasyKey.

What are the highlights of EasyChange system?

  • Remove and replace any decking board from anywhere in the floor
  • Up to 50% faster installation compared to traditional deck building
  • Doesn’t cause water stagnation
  • Increased structural integrity and strength

For more information about these innovative new products, along with technical specifications, please click here.

The New Wallbarn 2017 Brochure

The New Wallbarn 2017 Brochure

The New 2017 Brochure Is Here

We have just released our new brochure, updated for 2017.

Highlights include:

  • M-Tray® Modular Green Roof System
  • Ultra Low 10-20mm adjustable pedestals
  • Megapads – now reaching up to 1020mm
  • FSC 100% Certified Timber
  • iDecking Revolution – featuring EasyClick, the fastest way to install decking
  • ASP EXTRA Adjustable Pedestals, for greater height range per pedestal
  • BALANCE self levelling headpieces for paving
  • AWARD WINNING iDecking EasyChange
  • TD Timber Decking Support Pads

To download the brochure (9mb) please click the link below or click here to download the lo-res version: 

https://www.wallbarn.com/brochure/Wallbarn-Brochure-2017_LR.pdf

Need More Information?

Please contact us on 0208 916 2222 and ask for further details, or email sales@wallbarn.com.

The smart solution for your deck

The ability to install and enjoy a personalised made to measure, high-quality deck has never been easier than right now. Thanks to iDecking and their easy to install system and outstanding decking materials, the outdoor space of your dreams is finally a close reality.

Selecting the Perfect Colour


The DUROExcellence brand material was developed by iDecking to enable everyone to build a beautiful deck while maintaining a healthy respect for Mother Nature. These composite deck boards are made of rice husks and virgin polymers, making them incredibly versatile, strong and durable.

EasyClick or EasyChange?

  • EasyClick – This system has been designed to allow you to install your decking board with a simple press of your foot! By utilising a patented structure that is simple to use and designed to adapt to board expansion and contraction, you will quickly find that finishing your decking installation has never been quicker or easier!
  • EasyChange – This system enables you to quickly set up or replace your deck floorboards. By using a special key, you will be able to complete the process quickly no matter where your boards have been installed.

Extra Reasons To Love iDecking!!

All iDecking products are guaranteed to be:

  • Low maintenance
  • Wear resistant 
  • Available in a variety of colours
  • Weather resistant

The images below show the Hard Rock Cafe in Tenerife covered with the Duro Excellence Denim Grey and White boards. Beautiful!

Hard Rock Cafe in Tenerife covered with the Duro Excellence Denim Grey and White boards. Beautiful!

Posted by Wallbarn on Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Installing Consistently Spaced Decking Has Never Been Easier!

The iJack was developed to overcome one of the biggest problems in composite decking – expansion & contraction. The iJack is placed between the ends of the boards and locks them together.

Maintaining the consistent gaps between decking boards has long been an issue for professional installers and DIY enthusiasts alike. However, iJack is a true REVOLUTION in decking field and things are now easier than ever before!

Eliminating Expansion and Contraction Gaps with iJack

The iJack  is an innovative connector that eliminates the expansion/contraction gap between composite deck boards. It simply acts as a coupler between the heads of boards keeping the gap spacing exact.

It is known that composite boards do suffer expansion/contraction changes according to the weather, affecting the structure and look of each deck!

This innovative system is patented by iDecking Revolution and perfectly works with both iDecking EasyClick and EasyChange revolutionary installation systems and with all other brands who got it licensed.

How Does EasyClick System Work?

EasyClick is the innovative system which allows you to install iDecking Revolution boards simply using your feet. No need to use any nails, screws, drills, spacers or “obsolete” clips. The EasyClick system helps ensure a quick and simple troublefree installation.

EasyClick is essentially comprised of an understructure “rail system” which comes with pre-installed and pre-spaced patented EasyClick nylon clips. Our patented grooved decking boards are then simply pressed and locked in place.

What are the highlights of EasyClick system?

  • Decking installation up to 5 times faster than traditional deck building
  • Boards require Zero screws, nails or other fasteners
  • Drastic reduction of installation errors
  • “Effortless” installation
  • Doesn’t cause water stagnation
  • Increased structural integrity and strength
  • Self blocking and Self aligning system 
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Is It Time For Other Cities To Follow Toronto’s Lead?

A recent story highlighted the pro-active nature of Toronto in regards to the pushing for the installation of more green roofing systems in their city. Should other cities begin to follow suit?

Few environmental successes are as pronounced yet absent from Torontonians’ daily awareness as our city’s embrace of green roofs. Maybe it’s because we can’t see them from our bar patio or yoga studio vantage points, but probably it’s because most roofs, green or grey, aren’t accessible to the public.

Green roofs have nevertheless become part of Toronto’s architectural DNA in a surprising array of applications. Countless condo and corporate buildings are adorned with foliage of all forms, high above the Big Smoke’s traffic jams. Though Victoria Park station’s green roof is only visible from nearby apartment buildings, commuters can at least catch a glimpse of Eglinton West station’s enormous rooftop garden on their north-south journey. There’s even a fully functioning farm on top of Ryerson University’s engineering building.

In 2015 Toronto installed the second-most square feet of green roofs in North America, only behind Washington, DC, according to the Annual Green Roof Industry Survey.

For more on this story, please visit – http://torontoist.com/2016/09/how-toronto-became-a-hub-for-green-roofs/

Taking a Closer Look at Green Roofs?

A green roof is green because it has vegetation growing. The green roof technology is designed in several layers to get the best use of all available M-Trayspace. It works for homes and buildings alike. It was actually developed as far back as the 60’s, but has only recently evolved to become so popular, affordable, and efficient.

The first layer of the eco-roof lays against the existing structure of the roof. It is there to seal the building and prevent any water from leaking inside. It’s either a synthetic material or a metal layer. The next layer is a drainage layer which allows some degree of water to properly escape the roof.

The next layer is the filter and protection layer. It is used to ensure that none of the plant life growing on the layer above penetrates the bottom membrane, thus causing a leak. Finally, the top layer is added, which is where the plants themselves are grown.

Introducing the Wallbarn M-TRAY®

The major advantage to the M-TRAY® system is the “clip on” nature of installation. The fuss, time and skill required to install the correct amount ofDrainage Products substrate and the correct drainage layers one-by-one, to the correct level and in the correct order is removed as M-TRAY® comes as a complete kit. All the measuring and propagating has been carried out by Wallbarn. All installers need to do is click the trays together.

M-TRAY® modules are so easy to handle. One module can be carried easily by one person and none of the contents will move or spill out during transport and installation. This leads to less mess and less damage to the plants.

Unlike with roll-out systems, if there are problems with the deck beneath and inspection is ever required, an individual M-TRAY® module or a small section can easily be lifted out without the minimum of disruption to the deck. With loose lay systems, tonnes of loose aggregate have to be dug out to access the deck, causing a risk of further damage to the structure beneath and destruction of the plants, leading to material replacement and labour costs.

For more about the new, improved design for the M-TRAY® modular green roof system for 2016 please check out the video below:

Perfect Decking For Waterside Areas

iDecking have spent many years perfecting an innovative, environmentally friendly, non-splinter timber decking solution offering all the good looks of the real thing but without the flaw of other products.

Unlike many other traditional decking materials, the systems which have been developed by iDecking, completely waterproof your deck or roof deck area with an aesthetically pleasing, and durable, slip resistant finish.

Offering Further Evidence

To help offer further evidence relating to the slip resistance of the iDecking boards we have carried out some slip tests on our decking products recently. The tests are carried out according to BS7976 -2 Pendulum Slip Test.

The test is carried out via a pendulum testing machine in at least 2 directions, both in a dry state and in a wet state. The results are as follows:

Slip_Tests_For_Decking

Selecting The Correct Products

It really is not possible to over emphasize the importance of choosing a decking product which offers the longest lasting and safest solution for the particular project. Designers should always be aware of the uses on schemes where they are specifying, and therefore select the correct decking products accordingly.

With a number of cheaper, inferior products on the market it is essential that designers and installers choose products which are specially designed and selected to fit the purpose of the project. Thankfully, the range of iDecking products tick all of the right boxes.

For further evidence of the water resistant qualities of the iDecking boards, please take a moment to view the following video:

Composite Decking Boards Are Now Available!

With qualities including durability, not absorbing water, non-attraction of mould, will not rot, warp, fade or splinter, one of the most important questions surrounding composite decking is why it has not been around for longer!!

Not satisfied with creating a revolutionary new decking system in the form of the EasyClick, the iDecking Revolution have also launched a brand new decking tile made entirely of composite materials.

Even though its formula is kept as a secret, DURO Excellence’s main ingredient is Rice Husk; a by-product in the processing of rice. This husk, when blended together with virgin polymers, makes this an incredibly versatile, strong and durable material.

Please Note – Rice husk is a waste material which is utilised to create a more luxurious, strong, scratch resistant synthetic decking tile.

Introducing the Duro Excellence Range

The DURO Excellence line brings our signature composite material to the next level. It provides the most natural looking and durable coloured decking boards available. The Virgin PVC and Rice Husk compound is coloured before extrusion, this helps to guarantee colour uniformity and grain consistency all the way through each board. This makes the decking boards colour much more resistant in case of scratches and fading if compared to stained ones.

Six of them are finished with a wood grain effect making each board look unique! As it is for regular DURO, DURO Excellence is an Eco-Friendly and Natural feeling material. DURO Excellence even maintains the awesome effect of real wood grain and patina with time. DURO Excellence is available for both EasyClick and Easy Change iDecking installation systems.

Duro Excellence - All colours - from left to right - Moor Oak, Dark Choco, Denim, Terra, Saddle, Teak, Ivory White

Which are the highlights of DURO Excellence material?

  • Coloured before extrusion
  • Wood grain effect on six colours
  • Eco-Friendly – 100% Recyclable
  • Low maintenance
  • Extremely stable and durable
  • No splinters, barefoot walking is welcome!
  • Weatherproof & Waterproof
  • Insect and termite proof
  • B1 Class fire resistant
  • Available for both EasyClick and EasyChange installation system

Quick and Easy Installation

DURO timber decking boards can be installed both on the EasyClick and EasyChange systems. The tiles are not screwed, nailed or bonded to the surface in any way, so installation requires minimal surface preparation and saves cost and time. Boards are available both with flat or anti-slip grooved surfaces.

Once installed the structure allows water to drain freely under the decking boards whilst allowing excellent levels of air circulation to help the build up of mould and in damp and dark locations.

To see just how quickly and easily this system can be installed, please take a moment to view the following video:

The Changing Tide of Green Roofing Systems in the USA

According to a recent a recent report, San Francisco may be first US city to require green roofs on new buildings.

30 percent of all the land area in San Francisco is comprised of rooftops, but most are under-utilised, according to the San Francisco Planning Department. City supervisor Scott Wiener is offering a solution that builds on the measure passed earlier this year to require rooftop solar. If new legislation introduced September 6 is approved, San Francisco would be the first city “to pass requirements for green roofs.”

The San Francisco Planning Commission unanimously approved the legislation Wiener introduced. The existing solar mandate requires 15 percent of rooftops on buildings with 10 stories or less to include solar panels. The new legislation would go a step further: 30 percent of new roofs could be turned into green roofs or a blend of green roof and solar panels. Owners could include two square feet of living roofs or a blend of living roofs and solar as opposed to one square foot of rooftop solar panels. According to Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, their 11th Annual CitiesAlive Conference, hosted in San Francisco in 2013, helped inspire the legislation.

For more on this story, please visit – http://inhabitat.com/san-francisco-may-be-first-us-city-to-pass-legislation-for-green-roofs-on-new-buildings/

How Can Wallbarn Help?

Offering a huge variety of benefits, green roofs can range from roof gardens with raised beds and pots, to rolled-out green carpets, to shed roofs containing planting cells that are filled with soil or compost and planted up with low growing perennials and grasses.

A fully established, mature green roof can be installed quickly and easily on difficult-to-access roofs by hand without the mess and disruption associated with traditional extensive green roof systems. M-Tray® is available as a pre-established, mature sedum product or with a native wildflower mix.

Recent Examples

Because the M-TRAY® comes as a complete kit, this recent installation came together with the absolute minimum of fuss because all the measuring and propagating has already been carried out by Wallbarn.

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For more information about this innovative new system, including additional tips on how to build a green roof, please visit the dedicated area on our website by clicking here.

Some of the benefits of installing a green roof include:

  • Reducing problems of water run-off and better storm water management
  • Building insulation
  • Aesthetic benefits
  • Providing habitats for birds and insects
  • Contributing to improvement of urban air quality
  • Cooling the urban environment
  • Contributing to reduced noise pollution
  • Reducing risk of fire spread between buildings

Another key benefit of adding a green roof to any type of building including sheds, garages and storage areas is the ability to reclaim the space they take up, as well as improving air quality and encouraging wildlife into the garden.